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Backless booster???

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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At what age/weight/height did you tranfer to a backless booster?  My daughter meets my State's standards to switch to one, but was wondering what the general opinion was of the backless booster versus the high back booster?

by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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AM-BRAT
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM
Every step up in seats is a step down in safety.

If you're child still fits in the hbb, use it. And sip is better than none. :)
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mom2ljh
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I won't, probable ever.  We will use high back boosters until he can safely ride in an adult belt. 

tyrelsmom
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM
For me, absolute minimum of 6 years old. I prefer 8. My son outgrew his highback at 6.5, though. He's really tall.
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Katenemsmom
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM
I switched when my daughters hit 40 pounds. They were 5.
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OutlawMUA
by on May. 2, 2012 at 1:30 AM

This...

Quoting AM-BRAT:

Every step up in seats is a step down in safety.

If you're child still fits in the hbb, use it. And sip is better than none. :)

and my oldest is 8 and still harnessed.


cowgirlsmommy
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 4:50 AM
I will not switch to a lbb until my kids outgrow all hbb. My 6 year old is still in a 5 point harness 99% of the time. She rides in a hbb 1 day a week in my husband's car.
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jrp0606
by on May. 2, 2012 at 5:35 AM
How old/big is your daughter?

A backless booster offers ZERO extra protection for the child other than to lift them for belt fit. If you are going to use one you MUST have head support behind them since the booster offers none.

Most kids can comfortably sit in a high back booster until 6 or 7 years old an since high backs offer some side impact and head support and also ensure correct shoulder belt placement it is usually encouraged that parents use high backs until they are outgrown.

Here is a video of a 6 year old crash test dummy in a high and no back booster in a 30mph crash. What you will notice is that the dummy in the high back stayed in his seat much better where as the one in the no back lifted more.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TzShw4wLv7A
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rockinmomto2
by on May. 2, 2012 at 5:42 AM

My 6 year old is in a hbb and she'll stay there until she's too big for it. Why rush it?

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